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Sheriff Berry easily wins reelection over Kevin Hynes

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The photo on the story pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this race.


Sheriff Berry easily wins reelection over Kevin Hynes: “The people of Oconee County feel safe,” said Sheriff Scott Berry, who decisively won reelection to his seventh term of office.

Tree-fall accident damages Mars Hill Road yards

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No anti-incumbent fervor for Athens, northeast Georgia voters

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Oconee County Observations: Incumbents Dominate Oconee County Election Results...

Oconee County Observations: Incumbents Dominate Oconee County Election Results...: BOC Gets 2 Marks Incumbents overwhelmingly defeated challengers in a low turnout election in Oconee County. Sheriff Scott Berry got just ...

Oconee voters return Berry to sheriff's office for final term

In the highest-profile race on their local ballots, Oconee County
voters returned Sheriff Scott Berry to office for a seventh four-year
term Tuesday, choosing him over former Oconee County Reserve Deputy
Kevin “Chappy” Hynes by a decisive margin.


Berry and Hynes ran as Republicans, and there were no Democratic
candidates, so Berry will once again assume the sheriff’s office in
January.


Berry, who said Tuesday night that the term he won handily will be
his last as sheriff, earned 4,448 votes in the contest, for 69.6 percent
of the 6,389 ballots cast in the race.


Hynes captured 1,941 votes, or just over 30 percent of the votes tallied in the contest.


“Seven times, Oconee County has selected me as their sheriff, and I appreciate that,” Berry said Tuesday.


Looking forward to his upcoming term in office, he said he wants to
establish a clear career path for deputies and to take care of at least
some of the department’s equipment needs.


Hynes was clearly humbled by the loss, sayi…

The men are still in command in Oconee County

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Scott Berry, Mark Thomas, Tom Odom, Mark Saxon, and Coroner Carson won re-election rather handily.

S. R. BERRY (I) 69.62%4,448K. HYNES 30.38%1,941
P. MILLS 27.74%1,653M. H. THOMAS 72.26%4,3065,959S. V. BELL 27.57%1,671M. T. SAXON (I) 72.43%4,3906,061

Elderly woman identified as driver in fatal crash with utility truck in Watkinsville

Novene Landers, 84, of Hillcrest Drive, reportedly drove her car into
the intersection of main Street and Hardin Hill Road at about 4:40 p.m.
when the vehicle was struck in the driver’s side by a Walton EMC bucket
truck.


Landers was pronounced dead at the scene.



Elderly woman identified as driver in fatal crash with utility truck in Watkinsville

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Oconee County Observations: Majority Of Funding For Oconee County Sheriff Cand...

Oconee County Observations: Majority Of Funding For Oconee County Sheriff Cand...: Large Amounts Raised More than half of the funding for the campaign of Oconee County Sheriff candidate Kevin “Chappy” Hynes has come from ...